“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4).
PRE-AMBLE by Robert
This article is a mixture of Spiritual and Worldly so those reading will find a way to draw themselves from the temptations of the world that are captivating. “Every day you hear advice encouraging individuals on how to succeed or be the best or aspire to reach notoriety which abounds in all fields of worldly endeavour.” Have you questioned what these achievements, beyond sustaining yourself and family daily, and obtaining the admiration of those aspiring for the same goals will add to your eternal life?
“Is it wrong to aspire for success?” “NO.” However, we should never place ourselves in a position of desiring wealth, notoriety, and fame. What does being a part of the group desiring to achieve the same goal of success and wealth, provide to your spiritual journey as an individual through that lifestyle, encouraging you to learn how to succeed or to be the best or aspire to reach notoriety which abounds in all fields of worldly endeavour?
Spiros Zodhiates Th.D (1922 – 2009) brings forward an interesting point which I believe applies to this offering. “There is a category of people who would be confused with the true believers. These are those who appear to have been saved and be a child of God but have reverted to the world and continue in its ways. For instance, the phrase…” which when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe…” denotes a different meaning for the word “believe.” It should not be confused as the exercise of true faith in Yeshua (Jesus Christ) which transforms a person’s life. This “belief” is merely intellectual assent. Not simply giving reference to a repentant heart, but to an obedient heart toward God which causes them to do righteousness and to hate sin (Rom. 5:19). Those who have no deep roots are the ones who profess faith but do not possess Yeshua.
Have you and those teaching this form of wisdom, considered what it takes to become Spiritually Unique? What transpired within the individual who has attained
being “Spiritually Unique?” Separating from the crowd and walking on a narrow path.
My research shows everyone is capable of attaining a position of “Spiritual uniqueness,” Which includes from the richest to the poorest. However, not everyone who attempts to reach this unique position; is prepared for the personal, changes occurring when it is offered to them.
“Now when Yeshua heard these things, he said unto him: Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasures in Heaven and come follow me. Matthew Henry’s commentary relates the following ” Luke 18:22 man cannot serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Worldly-mindedness is as common and as fatal a symptom of hypocrisy as any other, for by no sin can Satan have a surer and faster hold of the soul, under the cloak of a visible and passable profession of religion, than by this and therefore Christ, having warned us against coveting the praise of men, proceeds next to warn us against coveting the wealth of the world in this also we must take heed, lest we are as the hypocrites are, and do as they do. The fundamental error that they are guilty of is, that they choose the world for their reward we must, therefore, take heed of hypocrisy and worldly-mindedness, in the choice we make of our treasure, our end, and our masters.
Let me explain, many out of ego will refute and say, I worked and studied hard to get here and your wrong. I can handle anything which might present itself, possibly true, but ponder the following. And when the young man heard this he was sorrowful, for he was very rich.
And when Yeshua saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, “How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God? For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? Luke 18:23-26
OPENING PRAYER by Robert
Father in heaven, as a humble servant I place before your throne this petition to break the bonds of error from the minds of those in the darkness shrouding our world. I petition Lord, for the breaking and removal of the blinders from their eyes so they may see your truth. Lift them out of the darkness, so they realize they are journeying to the pit of eternal damnation. Father fill your flock with wisdom and determination so they might sharpen their two-edged swords. Bring us spiritual strength that we might go forward as warriors in your name. All this I pray in the name of Yeshua, Amen and, Amen.
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
When you look at the picture in the opening paragraph, what do you see, do you see anything which might display unique? Ask yourself why is this particular picture portraying uniqueness? If you consider yourself unique where would you see yourself positioned in this depiction of an individual’s journey?
Are you understanding, why, I chose this particular scene, yes the spiritual community can be compared to a highway filled with souls that are unique in their own right? Each exuding success and strength being bold and aggressive when needed, growing stronger and more determined, all looking exactly the same, some taller, some a bit broader; however, all being a part of a group of unique individuals heading in the same direction.
I chose this image to demonstrate, even with mastering the skills, offered to succeed and develop yourself as unique in the eyes of those within the world, unless you remove yourself from this group you will be just another cookie-cutter, unique individual.
So the question is how do you go about removing yourself from this group? How do you make your skills more pertinent to a meaningful “Spiritual Walk?” Then the next and most relevant question is can you handle being in a position outside of this group? Are you prepared for what it entails and demands?
To qualify my last question I am going to refresh your minds by describing the definition of Unique as published in the Online English Dictionary as follows:
adjective (not comparable) Being the only one of its kind; unequalled, unparalleled or unmatched. 2 Of a feature, such that only one holder has it. 3. (disputed) Of a rare quality. 4. (disputed) Unusual. synonyms one of a kind, sui generis, singular
noun A thing without alike; something unequalled or unparalleled
So now it has become clear what it’s going to take to reach the real level of being unique or just a part of a group of individuals all seeking the same thing to satisfy your desires. This doesn’t mean those in the Group are not successful in their right, but for those who really want to break free, you now have a defined challenge before you to achieve the ultimate goal of truly being unique.
CLOSING STATEMENT by Robert
There is a caution for those considering taking this challenge there are two sides to this coin that you need to recognize. Know that before going into this challenge you personally need to fully and honestly understand your weaknesses and strengths, beyond any ego-filled imagination you personally may have of your qualities.
As not everyone desires or is capable to maintain a unique spiritual position in life.
Once this level of Spiritual uniqueness is attained, you are in the position of complete scrutiny. By all those who have chosen to remain in the group once you step away from the group.
When I first introduced this model of unique I was asked what do I mean by being fully honest and understanding of my weaknesses and strengths. For those desiring to attain unique status outside of the Group, it is imperative, so you can develop your weaknesses and utilize them as another tool and capture your strengths so you utilize them in a controlled manner stabilizing your growth.
Facing the truth is possibly the most difficult task individuals who have lied to themselves most of their lives will face. The question I have, do you want to be unique in or out of the group, the choice lies with you.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant
obedient to our Lord Yeshua as a Watchman. I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua. “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength